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I've got apps for my iPhone that display text a... 41 Views / 1 Replies  
I've got apps for my iPhone that display text a word at a time like this. If I push up the speed, I can read faster that way, but I find it tiring, even in a quiet locale. Miss a few words, you have...
Posted by Inkling, on Today at 08:48 AM, in Mac News
Quite a few of those who feel they need to... 92 Views / 6 Replies  
Quite a few of those who feel they need to monitor these notifications from moment to moment don't need an Apple Watch or any other smartwatch. They need counseling to ease their obsessions and...
Posted by Inkling, on May 4, 2015 at 09:04 AM, in Mac News
Great article. I would suggest to users that, if... 552 Views / 24 Replies  
Great article. I would suggest to users that, if an app they use is bitting the dust, they save the content of files in some simple format. I did that with my books in Framemaker when the Mac version...
Posted by Inkling, on May 3, 2015 at 09:24 AM, in Mac News
That profit impact is good news, very good news.... 138 Views / 2 Replies  
That profit impact is good news, very good news. Many of us are growing tired of international corporations, particularly those that like to mount 'better than thou' soapboxes, using various tricks...
Posted by Inkling, on May 1, 2015 at 08:07 AM, in Mac News
It's probably Microsoft's response to discovering... 104 Views / 2 Replies  
It's probably Microsoft's response to discovering that some developers are going Apple-first with their projects rather than vice-versa.
Posted by Inkling, on Apr 30, 2015 at 08:53 AM, in Tech News
Is Apple's smartwatch UI open to third-party... 149 Views / 3 Replies  
Is Apple's smartwatch UI open to third-party devices. If so, it'd be great to have a device with a few buttons (for starting and stopping music) and a vibrate function for alarming. Those come up...
Posted by Inkling, on Apr 27, 2015 at 09:02 AM, in Tech News
Could someone tell me who issued the order to the... 163 Views / 3 Replies  
Could someone tell me who issued the order to the media that Ive has become SIR Jonathan Ive? It sounds like a Monty Python skit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYFefppqEtE
Posted by Inkling, on Apr 26, 2015 at 02:13 PM, in Mac News
A great tear-down review, as usual, from iFixIt.... 188 Views / 4 Replies  
A great tear-down review, as usual, from iFixIt. Good to know the battery is third-party replaceable. Let's hope that spreads to Apple's laptops. There's nor reason laptop batteries can't be held in...
Posted by Inkling, on Apr 25, 2015 at 08:06 AM, in Tech News
Oh how I envy photographers with their $10/month... 102 Views / 1 Replies  
Oh how I envy photographers with their $10/month plan. I'm an author/editor/publisher who uses the full Creative Cloud. I try to convince writers to do the same, but it's tough given that full suite...
Posted by Inkling, on Apr 22, 2015 at 09:40 AM, in Mac News
My hunch is that software development for the... 115 Views / 1 Replies  
My hunch is that software development for the Apple watch will be a loser for most developers. For most, what you can do with a tiny touch screen is simply too limited and what features make sense,...
Posted by Inkling, on Apr 22, 2015 at 09:34 AM, in Mac News
Someone's life must really be dull if watch bands... 440 Views / 7 Replies  
Someone's life must really be dull if watch bands are important enough to constitute an event worthy of mention. Sad.
Posted by Inkling, on Apr 20, 2015 at 05:23 PM, in Mac News
I certainly hope Apple makes good use of Chris... 132 Views / 1 Replies  
I certainly hope Apple makes good use of Chris Breen in a visible and public role. He's a marvelous guy. Perhaps Apple should do what Adobe's doing for Creative Cloud subscribers and produce an...
Posted by Inkling, on Apr 17, 2015 at 09:11 AM, in Mac News
The good news is that the 8 Gig of stock memory... 1,019 Views / 9 Replies  
The good news is that the 8 Gig of stock memory should be enough, so users aren't stuck with paying Apple's inflated prices for increasing 4 Gig to 8 Gig. The bad news is that ridiculous single port....
Posted by Inkling, on Apr 16, 2015 at 08:51 AM, in Tech News
Which you choose matters less than picking one... 1,218 Views / 17 Replies  
Which you choose matters less than picking one and using it. SuperDuper saved me untold hours when my hard drive started to die a few years back. I quickly copied the InDesign document I was working...
Posted by Inkling, on Apr 16, 2015 at 08:42 AM, in Mac News
With an iFixit score of 1 out of a possible 10, I... 1,363 Views / 18 Replies  
With an iFixit score of 1 out of a possible 10, I wouldn't touch this new laptop with a 10-foot pole. Even a loose connector between modules will be almost impossible to reach and fix. And that's not...
Posted by Inkling, on Apr 15, 2015 at 08:29 AM, in Tech News
I can think of nothing more likely to turn... 170 Views / 4 Replies  
I can think of nothing more likely to turn someone into a health-obsessed neurotic than having all this information in front of them all the time on a watch face. Far better enjoy life and ignore...
Posted by Inkling, on Apr 14, 2015 at 08:32 AM, in Mac News
My sister accidentally turned on Time Machine on... 572 Views / 7 Replies  
My sister accidentally turned on Time Machine on her iMac and was getting frustrated that it was running all the time. (A better name might be All-the-Time Machine.) I told her not to worry, that...
Posted by Inkling, on Apr 14, 2015 at 07:59 AM, in Mac News
Great, great, great! For several years I've been... 124 Views / 2 Replies  
Great, great, great! For several years I've been trying to get Amazon to build Bluetooth-assisted page turning into their Kindles for those with disabilities. Maybe this will push them that...
Posted by Inkling, on Apr 8, 2015 at 11:18 AM, in Mac News
I realize that the business community worships at... 173 Views / 4 Replies  
I realize that the business community worships at the Shrine of Microsoft Office. But it'd be great if Acrobat could export PDFs directly into InDesign, perhaps offering some advantages in the...
Posted by Inkling, on Apr 8, 2015 at 09:26 AM, in Mac News
Many thanks Charles, for the suggestion.. Adware... 1,552 Views / 10 Replies  
Many thanks Charles, for the suggestion.. Adware Medic found about half-a-dozen adware and cleared them out clean as a whistle. I should give them a donation. I did have a SuperDuper backup from...
Posted by Inkling, on Apr 5, 2015 at 07:29 PM, in Tech News
Another report. That Apple page I linked is of... 1,552 Views / 10 Replies  
Another report. That Apple page I linked is of little use. The security fix it links to doesn't work past 10.6. The manual process at it a host of other websites don't work either. This beast doesn't...
Posted by Inkling, on Apr 5, 2015 at 04:30 PM, in Tech News
One more comment. Apple seems to have a post... 1,552 Views / 10 Replies  
One more comment. Apple seems to have a post about this particular MacDefender malware and how to fix it here:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202225

What I said about Google doing something...
Posted by Inkling, on Apr 5, 2015 at 03:55 PM, in Tech News
I tracked down where I got that corrupted Chrome... 1,552 Views / 10 Replies  
I tracked down where I got that corrupted Chrome installer. It was from downloads4.mac. It's a really irritating beast. Ads have are popping up at the top of my screen at Apple.com and...
Posted by Inkling, on Apr 5, 2015 at 03:51 PM, in Tech News
DO NOT GET CHROME. I just followed a first-page... 1,552 Views / 10 Replies  
DO NOT GET CHROME. I just followed a first-page Google link to get Chrome. I ended up with a download from hell. The people who supplied it have corrupted Safari, so I now get a series of security...
Posted by Inkling, on Apr 5, 2015 at 03:21 PM, in Tech News
Good review, but it failed to mention one of... 133 Views / 2 Replies  
Good review, but it failed to mention one of Slate's best features. Those templates not only look good, they have versions display beautifully on devices of every size from small smartphones to large...
Posted by Inkling, on Apr 3, 2015 at 10:19 AM, in Mac News
Great article. There are reasons behind your... 194 Views / 5 Replies  
Great article. There are reasons behind your remarks. Amazon's ebooks can be cheaper because Amazon lawyers get very nasty if you price them cheaper elsewhere. Apple doesn't. Ebooks also look better...
Posted by Inkling, on Apr 2, 2015 at 11:07 AM, in Mac News
The good news is that both Downcast and Overcast... 168 Views / 3 Replies  
The good news is that both Downcast and Overcast exist. The designs are different enough that people who don't like one are likely to find the other fits their needs. I tried Downcast and found it...
Posted by Inkling, on Apr 2, 2015 at 10:11 AM, in Mac News
As brand names go, neither Radio Shack nor Sprint... 125 Views / 4 Replies  
As brand names go, neither Radio Shack nor Sprint rank very high. Perhaps the only way to make this co-branding worse would be to add the unfortunate Sears to the list.
Posted by Inkling, on Apr 1, 2015 at 01:09 PM, in Tech News
Me too 705 Views / 7 Replies  
I've noticed it too but wrote it off to a server at the other end. Reloading the page seems to get past this glitch.

I'm far more worried about an error that's been around for at least six months....
Posted by Inkling, on Mar 31, 2015 at 01:49 PM, in iPhone Apps
I disagree. SuperDuper gives me precisely what I... 157 Views / 3 Replies  
I disagree. SuperDuper gives me precisely what I want. A precise mirror of my last backup, which comes once a day. Time Machine, which backs up everything happening, is more a nuisance than a help....
Posted by Inkling, on Mar 30, 2015 at 09:24 PM, in Mac News
Thanks! Unknowingly perhaps, you've given what I... 238 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks! Unknowingly perhaps, you've given what I consider the best argument for a greatly improved Apple TV. It'll reduce Apple's temptation to gut the Mac mini. As some who does design and layout...
Posted by Inkling, on Mar 29, 2015 at 09:43 AM, in Mac News
Good prices, at least in the Apple universe. But... 121 Views / 1 Replies  
Good prices, at least in the Apple universe. But when I'm tempted to buy, my enthusiasm quickly wanes. I need a desktop with dual displays to layout books. I don't need a laptop for writing on the...
Posted by Inkling, on Mar 29, 2015 at 09:36 AM, in Mac News
Getting an Apple TV will give me access to CNNgo?... 145 Views / 4 Replies  
Getting an Apple TV will give me access to CNNgo? Thanks but no thanks! I loathe CNN not just for biased coverage, but for its stupidly biased coverage. Stories that were top of the list suddenly...
Posted by Inkling, on Mar 27, 2015 at 09:15 AM, in Mac News
Nice, but what about us desktop users? It'd be... 139 Views / 1 Replies  
Nice, but what about us desktop users? It'd be great if Apple released a keyboard/force trackpad combo for us at a reasonable price. Just make it very similar to the laptop version to make switching...
Posted by Inkling, on Mar 25, 2015 at 08:48 AM, in Mac News
Major Point: If Apple's senior leadership... 293 Views / 7 Replies  
Major Point: If Apple's senior leadership considers this book so special, they should mark its release in a special way, perhaps by giving $5 from each sale in his name to pancreatic cancer research....
Posted by Inkling, on Mar 24, 2015 at 09:50 AM, in Mac News
Charles, keep in mind that, with that iTunes... 652 Views / 12 Replies  
Charles, keep in mind that, with that iTunes discount, I was suggesting that Apple sell the biography that its executives praise for $7.99, quite a bit less than the Kindle price. Yes, it is just...
Posted by Inkling, on Mar 23, 2015 at 06:16 PM, in Mac News
The iBooks edition is $12.99, the same price as... 652 Views / 12 Replies  
The iBooks edition is $12.99, the same price as Isaacson's biography for iBooks and Kindles. However, the iBooks edition of Becoming Steve Jobs is $12.99 pre-order, while Amazon is offering the...
Posted by Inkling, on Mar 23, 2015 at 01:35 PM, in Mac News
I tried Downcast and even discussed needed... 438 Views / 8 Replies  
I tried Downcast and even discussed needed features with its quite helpful developers. But I've opted for Overcast. It has fewer features, but has all I need and is less geeky. Most important of all,...
Posted by Inkling, on Mar 20, 2015 at 02:25 PM, in Mac News
Apple needs to get with that update. I've been... 134 Views / 3 Replies  
Apple needs to get with that update. I've been deliberately not buying the existing model, even with the recent price cut, from a suspicion that the next model will render it obsolete.
Posted by Inkling, on Mar 20, 2015 at 02:10 PM, in Tech News
Both have features the other lacks, so switching... 178 Views / 1 Replies  
Both have features the other lacks, so switching makes little sense. It comes down to which someone is using is using now. Scrivener for iOS will be out this summer and, if the past is any guide,...
Posted by Inkling, on Mar 14, 2015 at 08:44 AM, in Mac News
Apple shouldn't just win this one, Judge Cotes... 174 Views / 5 Replies  
Apple shouldn't just win this one, Judge Cotes should be disciplined for cronyism. Check out the website "The Robing Room" to see what a low opinion lawyers have of her as a judge.
Posted by Inkling, on Mar 11, 2015 at 09:22 AM, in Mac News
Two points to make: 1. Higher European prices... 337 Views / 9 Replies  
Two points to make: 1. Higher European prices often reflect those countries high and hidden VAT. When the price is about 20% higher (a typical VAT rate), Apple is probably getting about the same...
Posted by Inkling, on Mar 10, 2015 at 02:21 PM, in Mac News
For this upgrade, you might be better off waiting... 277 Views / 7 Replies  
For this upgrade, you might be better off waiting until late tonight. The last upgrade took me about four tries before the entire file downloaded. Apple's servers were that overloaded. This time,...
Posted by Inkling, on Mar 9, 2015 at 04:45 PM, in Mac News
What I want to know is when Apple's going to give... 1,180 Views / 33 Replies  
What I want to know is when Apple's going to give us a new keyboard, trackpad and all, that's like the one on this new MacBook. It sounds marvelous.
Posted by Inkling, on Mar 9, 2015 at 02:18 PM, in Tech News
Too little RAM in the stock MBA (4 Gig). Too much... 156 Views / 2 Replies  
Too little RAM in the stock MBA (4 Gig). Too much money for enough RAM to be future proof (8 Gig). Too few ports (2 USB), necessitate the nuisance of carrying a hub. And now the rumors seemed to be...
Posted by Inkling, on Mar 9, 2015 at 10:01 AM, in Tech News
Watching Apple's video left me so impressed with... 744 Views / 12 Replies  
Watching Apple's video left me so impressed with what can be done, I should amend what I just posted. This third-party device could also be the size of a small clock and sit on a desk or be attached...
Posted by Inkling, on Mar 7, 2015 at 09:24 AM, in Tech News
Is the interface between Apple's watch and an... 744 Views / 12 Replies  
Is the interface between Apple's watch and an iPhone open to other hardware developers? One of the watch's primary problems is the limited battery life. Someone could create a device some two or...
Posted by Inkling, on Mar 7, 2015 at 09:17 AM, in Tech News
Oh great, just what I have been eagerly awaiting.... 806 Views / 16 Replies  
Oh great, just what I have been eagerly awaiting. Another cloud-based app to manage—Not. Work means occasionally using Word. Hopefully, these apps can be run without every bothering with...
Posted by Inkling, on Mar 5, 2015 at 02:12 PM, in Mac News
Apple ships their base model with an 4 Gig of RAM... 217 Views / 6 Replies  
Apple ships their base model with an 4 Gig of RAM not because it makes technical sense, but because that lets them stick customers with paying a grossly inflated cost for what is in practice merely 4...
Posted by Inkling, on Mar 5, 2015 at 09:12 AM, in Tech News
Graphic projects are great on all Apple's... 207 Views / 3 Replies  
Graphic projects are great on all Apple's platforms. But someone at Apple should take note that millions of us spend our time working with words. For us, Apple's spelling checker is a disgrace. Its...
Posted by Inkling, on Mar 4, 2015 at 09:04 AM, in Tech News
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